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Christopher Allen Nafis, Timothy Patrick Kelliher, William Edward Lorensen, Harvey Ellis Cline, David Egidio Altobelli, Ron Kikinis, Robert David Darrow, Charles Lucian Dumoulin: Computer graphic and live video system for enhancing visualization of body structures during surgery. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, April 21, 1998: US05740802 (271 worldwide citation)

An interactive surgery planning and display system mixes live video of external surfaces of the patient with interactive computer generated models of internal anatomy obtained from medical diagnostic imaging data of the patient. The computer images and the live video are coordinated and displayed to ...


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Harvey Ellis Cline, Ronald Dean Watkins, George Raymond Russell, Kullervo Henrik Hynynen: Ultrasound transducer with focused ultrasound refraction plate. General Electric Company, Marvin Snyder, Douglas E Stoner, February 23, 1999: US05873845 (187 worldwide citation)

A system for performing surgery by vibrational heating employs an ultrasonic transducer 80 for focusing a spherical ultrasound wave on a focal region. In one embodiment a refraction plate 410 having a spherical surface facing the transducer and a refracting surface with refracting pyramid elements 4 ...


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Charles Lucian Dumoulin, Richard Philip Mallozzi, Robert David Darrow, Harvey Ellis Cline, Renee Ann Guhde: System and method for interventional procedures using MRI. General Electric Company, Joseph J Christian, May 25, 2010: US07725157 (70 worldwide citation)

An imaging and interventional system and methods are provided. The system comprises an imaging device for acquiring volumetric image data for an anatomical region of interest, a catheter for acquiring electrophysiological (EP) measurements of the anatomical region of interest, the catheter having at ...


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Peter Michael Edic, Harvey Ellis Cline, Ahmad Nadeem Ishaque, Mehmet Yavuz: Mathematical model and a method and apparatus for utilizing the model. General Electric Company, Donald S Ingraham, Patrick K Patnode, September 21, 2004: US06793496 (68 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a model and a method and apparatus for utilizing the model to simulate an imaging scenario. The model is mathematically defined by analytical basis objects and/or polygonal basis objects. Preferably, the model is a model of the human heart and thorax. Polygonal basis o ...


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Richard Ian Hartley, Rupert William Meldrum Curwen, Harvey Ellis Cline: Fast segmentation of cardiac images. General Electric Company, Marvin Snyder, Douglas E Stoner, May 11, 1999: US05903664 (58 worldwide citation)

A cardiac segmentation system acquires a series of images acquires as slices through a volume, and as images at different time periods throughout a cardiac cycle. It displays an image to an operator which interactively selects a region of interest (ROI) of the image to be segmented, such as the left ...


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Erika Schneider, Harvey Ellis Cline, Ronald Dean Watkins, Sheila Srinivasan Washburn, Christopher Judson Hardy: Real time in vivo measurement of temperature changes with NMR imaging. General Electric Company, Quarles & Brady, January 27, 1998: US05711300 (56 worldwide citation)

NMR images indicative of thermal changes in tissues undergoing therapy are produced using a gradient-recalled double-echo pulse sequence. A reference phase image is produced using a short echo time (TE.sub.1) and a measurement phase image is produced with a longer echo time (TE.sub.2). Temperature m ...


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Mehmet Yavuz, Harvey Ellis Cline: Reconstruction of multislice tomographic images from four-dimensional data. General Electric Company, Lester R Hale, Patrick K Patnode, March 25, 2003: US06539074 (33 worldwide citation)

The invention provides tomographic image generation from four-dimensional projection data of an imaged object. The ability is provided to extract implicit information from time dependent aspects of volumetric projection data corresponding to multiple data acquisition cycles. The result is improved v ...


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Harvey Ellis Cline: Enhanced visualization of weak image sources in the vicinity of dominant sources. General Electric Company, Jean K Testa, Marvin Snyder, May 2, 2000: US06058218 (29 worldwide citation)

A volumetric data set having a high intensity, dominant structure, near smaller, less intense structures is smoothed and segmented to separate the dominant structure. The dominant structure is masked out to result in the smaller, less intense structures which are displayed. For example, dominant str ...


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Harvey Ellis Cline, Siegwalt Ludke: Method and apparatus for cardiac analysis using four-dimensional connectivity. General Electric Company, Jean K Testa, Jill M Breedlove, August 20, 2002: US06438403 (29 worldwide citation)

An imaging system enables cardiac functioning within a particular cardiac chamber to be imaged. The system acquires imaging data that includes intensity values for four-dimensional voxels within a region of interest (ROI). A seed voxel is identified, and neighbor voxels to the seed voxel are also id ...


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Harvey Ellis Cline, Thomas Richard Anthony: Magnetic resonance imaging with interleaved Fibonacci spiral scanning. General Electric Company, Jean K Testa, Donald S Ingraham, August 28, 2001: US06281681 (24 worldwide citation)

An MRI system is employed to acquire image data using a pulse sequence in which k-space is sampled in a Fibonacci spiral trajectory. A single pulse sequence may be used to sample all of k-space with a single spiral arm, or k-space can be sampled with a plurality of interleaved Fibonacci spiral arms ...